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Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner
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Canon CanoScan 8600F scanner

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Canon’s CanoScan 8600F is an attractive A4 scanner with built-in Film Adapter Unit, erm ... film scanning hood. The silver liveried scanner has a black strip across the top plate, a top plate that houses the FAU and seven EX Buttons, providing fast,... >>

Canon PowerShot A550 digital camera
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Canon PowerShot A550 digital camera

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The A5509 replaces the A530 incorporating several new features for improved ease of use. It’s a blocky looking beastie but actually quite small and although the predominantly plastic build helps keep the price down, it feels remarkably tough in the... >>

HP Scanjet 8200 scanner
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HP Scanjet 8200 scanner

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The Scanjet 8200 is more business scanning machine than strictly a photo scanner, you can even buy it with an additional automatic document feeder, by having said that it can scan A4 documents on the A4 plate, negatives (four frames on a strip) and slides... >>

Kodak EasyShare V803 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare V803 digital camera

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Kodak’s latest V-series cameras have two new additions; identical apart from the V803 has an 8-megapixel sensor the other, the V1003 has a 10-megapixel sensor. Each is available in a range of natty colours and here I test the black 8-megapixel variant,... >>

Epson DX6000 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier
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Epson DX6000 All In One Printer Scanner and Copier

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The DX6000 provides some great improvements over its predecessor, the DX4800 including better styling and it has a smaller, more desk friendly footprint. It has front loading memory card slots built-in that cater to CompactFlash Type I/II, Memory Stick,... >>

Olympus Mju 750 digital camera
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Olympus Mju 750 digital camera

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The wedge shaped Olympus Mju 750 slots into the company’s range between the Mju 1000 and the Tonka-tough Mju 725SW, which boasts full shock and waterproofing, compared here with “mere” weatherproofing. In fact, the camera can contend with “splashing... >>

Nikon Coolpix S9 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S9 digital camera

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Nikon’s 6-megapixel CoolPix S9 digital camera is a very cute-looking and lightweight (it is just 115g in weight) camera that has an excellent and large 2.5-inch screen (there’s no optical viewfinder, a problem during the bright conditions I shot this... >>

Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera
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Pentax K10D DSLR digital camera

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The Pentax K10D is reassuringly robust as you heft it out of the box, it has a tough plastic body with a metal chassis. This robust body design provides a reassuring feel when handling the camera and when shooting, particularly if you’re out and about... >>

Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera
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Nikon Coolpix S10 digital camera

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The S10’s stand out feature is its curvaceous waveform bodywork that looks extremely nice and is actually rather nice to hold as well. But the first impression I had out of the box, was, well, cheap! It’s an all-plastic model and it lacks the tough-as-teak... >>

Canon IXUS 850IS digital camera
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Canon IXUS 850IS digital camera

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The Canon IXUS 850IS follows the IXUS lineage; a very nicely made and nicely designed ultra-compact stainless steel bodied compact digital camera. Some signature features of the new camera include another million pixels over the 800IS, its predecessor... >>

Lexmark X5470 All–in-One printer
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Lexmark X5470 All–in-One printer

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All-in-one printers, scanners, copiers and fax machines are one of the best ways to go if you need all the devices on offer but suffer from a lack of desk space. The X5470 may not be particularly small but it looks quite nice thanks a clean and stylish... >>

Canon Powershot G7 digital camera
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Canon Powershot G7 digital camera

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The G-series of Canon compacts marked themselves from the crowd of other high-end models by providing a near professional level of specification in a (some would say) “bulky” but robustly built package. Well the latest in the lineage, the G7 fulfills... >>

Olympus Mju 1000 All Weather digital camera
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Olympus Mju 1000 All Weather digital camera

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Another week and another 10-megapixel compact arrives and it’s the Olympus Mju 1000, the 11th model in the Mju range. The 1000 is a very smart, stainless steel bodied compact that certainly looks very pretty. It is also weatherproofed; that all metal... >>

Olympus Mju 725SW digital camera
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Olympus Mju 725SW digital camera

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About 2 weeks ago I finished the test of Ricoh’s 500G Wide, a ruggedised digital compact; it espoused design finesse for practicality and provided a great package as a family snapper the kids could use and yet remain the workman’s tool it is designed... >>

Kodak EasyShare G600 compact photo printer
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Kodak EasyShare G600 compact photo printer

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The Kodak EasyShare G600 printer dock is a compact and well-built little beast that provides a docking station for compatible EasyShare cameras via their own docking adapter, it’ll even charge the camera as it sits on the top as well. The printer also... >>

Olympus E400 DSLR digital camera
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Olympus E400 DSLR digital camera

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On its announcement in July 2006, the E400 entered the world of digital photography as the Worlds smallest and lightest DSLR; Nikon has introduced the also svelte D40 since then but it is light four million pixels compared to the E400. Other key kit includes... >>

Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera
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Ricoh Caplio 500G Wide digital camera

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Six months after it was first announced, Ricoh has finally released the 500G in the UK. Ricoh has a lineage of tough cameras and the 500G is the latest and an update of the very similar 400G. Key spec on this model is a very nice 28-85mm, 3x optical zoom... >>

Kodak EasyShare Z710 digital camera
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Kodak EasyShare Z710 digital camera

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The Kodak EasyShare Z710 lifts the resolution stakes of its predecessor the Z650 by a million pixels but otherwise is identical in almost all respects. A lightweight, plastic body feels fragile and creaky but thanks to some rubberised, and nicely molded... >>

HP Photosmart D7360 printer
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HP Photosmart D7360 printer

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HP now has an inkjet system in place that is simple to use and uses excellent easy-to-use technology that makes printing less a chore and actually quite fun. The D7360 incorporates HP’s latest, high capacity Vivera separate ink tanks, its new Advanced... >>

Canon EOS 400D DSLR camera
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Canon EOS 400D DSLR camera

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Canon’s latest budget DSLR, the 400D, hits the shops with a very nice feature set and a lot of new kit over its predecessor, the 350D. For a start, there’s another 2 megapixels worth of resolution on a CMOS sensor featuring a much improved micro-lens... >>

Ads Tech DVDXpress DX2
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Ads Tech DVDXpress DX2

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The DVDXpress DX2 is a compact, lightweight little silver brushed aluminum and black liveried box that boasts a set of inputs on the back and a USB port for connecting it to a Windows computer. A power and a capture lamp illuminate on the front when it’s... >>

Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera
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Pentax K100 D DSLR digital camera

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The K100D is a compact well specified D-SLR that in terms of its retail price takes on the likes of Nikon’s D50 but is specified closer to the Canon EOS 400D. It also replaces its predecessor, the *ist DS2. There’s a lot of camera here for your money,... >>

Pentax Optio A20 digital camera
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Pentax Optio A20 digital camera

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So often these days a 10-megapixel compact means images full to bursting with noise, Fuji has gone a long way to controlling that noise in its cameras and on the evidence of this camera, Pentax has been working hard to subdue it too. The A20 is a neatly... >>

HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-one printer
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HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-one printer

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Just like the C4180, the C5180 is a neat and compact AIO that provides a comprehensive package of office tools for the busy home office user. It can print general documents quickly and allows you to print fair photo quality prints as well up to A4. Unlike... >>

Denon launches S-81DAB Stereo System with integrated iPod support

Denon launches S-81DAB Stereo System with integrated iPod support

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Denon has added to its Smart “Life” series with the S-81DAB Stereo System, which it markets as having full iPod integration as standard. The device features blue-lit controls on the front, and supports MP3 CDs as well as regular. There’s a dedicated... >>